Scottish Championship - Play-offs - 2nd Leg
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Alloa Athletic 3-0 Forfar Athletic

Alloa's Daryll Meggatt (left) after putting his side 3-0 up
Alloa's Daryll Meggatt (left) after putting his side 3-0 up

Ten-man Alloa secured their Scottish Championship status with a three-goal victory over Forfar at Recreation Park.

Alloa took the lead right on half-time when Michael Chopra turned in Liam Buchanan's cross.

And, the hosts levelled the tie 3-3 on aggregate after a mix-up between goalkeeper Rab Douglas and Darren Dods allowed Buchanan to score.

Their hopes were hit when Graeme Holmes was red carded, but Daryll Meggatt headed in a late corner to win it.

Line-ups

Alloa

  • 1GibsonBooked at 28mins
  • 17DoyleSubstituted forHolmesat 33'minutesBooked at 74mins
  • 4Gordon
  • 14Benedictus
  • 5Meggatt
  • 16Flannigan
  • 8McCord
  • 3Docherty
  • 7CawleySubstituted forHetheringtonat 71'minutes
  • 19Buchanan
  • 25ChopraSubstituted forAsgharat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Spence
  • 10Holmes
  • 18Hetherington
  • 20Asghar
  • 21McDowall
  • 22Hynd
  • 26Layne

Forfar

  • 1Douglas
  • 2Travis
  • 4Malcolm
  • 5DodsBooked at 83mins
  • 3KennedySubstituted forHayat 86'minutes
  • 7Kader
  • 6Young
  • 8FotheringhamSubstituted forMalinat 78'minutes
  • 11Denholm
  • 9Templeman
  • 10HilsonSubstituted forSmithat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Dale
  • 14Malin
  • 15Dunlop
  • 16Smith
  • 17Hay
  • 18Clark
  • 21King
Referee:
William Collum
Attendance:
1,423

Match Stats

Home TeamAlloaAway TeamForfar
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home9
Away9
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home8
Away8
Fouls
Home10
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Alloa Athletic 3, Forfar Athletic 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Alloa Athletic 3, Forfar Athletic 0.

Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by Iain Flannigan.

Hand ball by Liam Buchanan (Alloa Athletic).

Daryll Meggatt (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Omar Kader (Forfar Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Adam Asghar replaces Michael Chopra.

Substitution

Substitution, Forfar Athletic. Kerr Hay replaces Michael Kennedy.

Substitution

Substitution, Forfar Athletic. Craig Smith replaces Dale Hilson.

Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by Mark Docherty.

Goal!

Goal! Alloa Athletic 3, Forfar Athletic 0. Daryll Meggatt (Alloa Athletic) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Mark Docherty with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Stuart Malcolm.

Booking

Darren Dods (Forfar Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Liam Buchanan (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Darren Dods (Forfar Athletic).

Foul by Ryan McCord (Alloa Athletic).

Omar Kader (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Forfar Athletic. Gavin Malin replaces Martin Fotheringham.

Attempt saved. Dale Hilson (Forfar Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Dismissal

Graeme Holmes (Alloa Athletic) is shown the red card.

Foul by Graeme Holmes (Alloa Athletic).

Omar Kader (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Derek Young.

Attempt missed. Martin Fotheringham (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Steven Hetherington replaces Kevin Cawley.

Attempt missed. Danny Denholm (Forfar Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by Kyle Benedictus.

Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by Ryan McCord.

Attempt blocked. Martin Fotheringham (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Goal!

Goal! Alloa Athletic 2, Forfar Athletic 0. Liam Buchanan (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom right corner.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Martin Fotheringham (Forfar Athletic) because of an injury.

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Darren Dods.

Iain Flannigan (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Martin Fotheringham (Forfar Athletic).

Attempt missed. Martin Fotheringham (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.

Foul by Ben Gordon (Alloa Athletic).

Chris Templeman (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Michael Kennedy.

Graeme Holmes (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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